Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
of 20 children and six school staff members killed in connecticut. president obama says this is not just an issue for lawmakers and law enforcement. he says it's going to take all americans standing up and saying enough on behalf of our kids. >> with what took place in connecticut, many citizens are feeling a driving force to come out and speak in opposition to the gun violence which plagues our country. >> some people we spoke with tonight support an all-out gun ban. others say there should be a way to cut down on the violence while still protecting the secretary amount. in newtown, the last of the school shooting victims has now been late to rest. 17-year-old josephine gay was remembered today. she was born in columbia, maryland. anna martinez green was also buried. and in utah, the funeral of six- year-old emily parker was held. the town covered in pink as her parents asked people to wear pink. >> the unite the way announced that funds reached $2.2 million. >>> across the nation, there has ben an outpouring of support and -- there has been an outpouring of support and love from across
Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
happened in connecticut i was so bummed out and then i saw gabriella's story on the redskins page and it lifted my spirits right back up and i believe in humankind again. >> reporter: in her letter to santa gabriella challenged macy's to go even further. >> what if make a wish gets 1,020,000 letters? where are the extra 20,000 letters going to go? are they going to go to wishes for kids or are they just extras? every 10,000 should be a wish. >> reporter: macy's announced it will donate an extra $25,000 in gabriella's name. >> you might have a bad day today, but there's always a bright star to look forward to tomorrow. look inside. what's your bright star? thank you. happy holidays. [ cheering and applause ] lause >> reporter: at the dulles town center, lauren demarco, fox 5 news. >> she is fabulous, what a girl. >>> changing the page now another top story tonight, school safety. it has been a hot button issue in the wake of deadly connecticut school shooting. it's also setting off a bitter dispute between those who want tougher gun laws and staunch second amendment supporters.